Benten Shrine at Shinobazu (Shinobazu Benten no zu), from the series Eight Views of Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tôto meisho hakkei)

「東都名所八景 不忍弁天ノ図」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1814–17 (Bunka 11–14)
Artist Kikukawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787–1867), Publisher Iseya Rihei (Kinjudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kondô, ed., Eizan (JUM exh. cat., 1996), list #116.2 and cat. no. 253

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 22.5 cm (14 5/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.17806

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

(Kikukawa Eizan hitsu, at left edge, cut off of this impression)
(菊川英山筆)

Markings

Censor's seal: (kiwame; at left edge, cut off of this impression)
改印:(極)

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection